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    Abandoned SV650? Alpinestar Logo on Swingarm

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    Noticed a blue SV650 parked in the same spot for several weeks now in downtown Toronto. The cobwebs were a sign it hadn't been ridden and I checked for plates. None. No stress marks around the keyhole/ignition and the rear seat is unlocked. Looks suspicious. VIN (JS1VP53A552XXXXXXX) and other unique characteristics (Alpinestar logo sticker on the swingarm). Could it be someone's here?

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    Re: Abandoned SV650? Alpinestar Logo on Swingarm

    Wonder if itís a police trap.

    I would call the police and let them handle it.


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    I would go about your day
    and if doesn't concern you
    not get up into someone else's business

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    Tough first post.....Did you check to see if the steering lock is engaged? Just kidding, why do you care?
    Support your local rehab and hope you never need it.

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    maybe its got major issues and the owner left it hoping itd get picked up by two guys and a van so he could claim insurance $$$?
    Who knows

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeyB View Post
    Tough first post.....Did you check to see if the steering lock is engaged? Just kidding, why do you care?
    Are you kidding? Maybe he cares because it's someone's stolen bike. Why the ****ing hostility with all the people here?
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    come on, you must admit it is a very unusual first post

    so you see a bike looks like it's been sitting awhile
    you decide the proper course of action is jot down the VIN
    then search out a motorcycle forum to join
    and make you first post about a bike with cobwebs?

    I know we're all snowflakes
    but that is kind of unusual, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JavaFan View Post
    come on, you must admit it is a very unusual first post
    What possible ulterior motive could there be
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    ............... who knows, any ideas?

    so a for instance
    for instance you see parked close to your house
    a Camaro, and you observe that it's been there awhile

    you have a few courses of action

    - go about your business, don't have time for this

    - report it to the cops or the city or whomever

    - go inspect the car, take note if it's condition
    copy down the VIN
    go to CamaroTO.com and register an account
    start a thread saying Hey, is This Anyone's Camaro?

    which one of these is kind of an unlikely thing to do?
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    Re: Abandoned SV650? Alpinestar Logo on Swingarm

    Quote Originally Posted by JavaFan View Post
    ............... who knows, any ideas?
    Maybe the OP needs a parking spot downtown ?

    Maybe just checking here first before reporting to the police?

    Maybe just trying to do a good deed?

    Hopefully someone recognizes that partial vin # and description.


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    It's an SV, ain't nobody got time for that.

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    So true, I was thinking of taking mine downtown and leaving it chained to a tree.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mina View Post
    It's an SV, ain't nobody got time for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JavaFan View Post
    ............... who knows, any ideas?

    so a for instance
    for instance you see parked close to your house
    a Camaro, and you observe that it's been there awhile

    you have a few courses of action

    - go about your business, don't have time for this

    - report it to the cops or the city or whomever

    - go inspect the car, take note if it's condition
    copy down the VIN
    go to CamaroTO.com and register an account
    start a thread saying Hey, is This Anyone's Camaro?

    which one of these is kind of an unlikely thing to do?
    You're right, this is probably a ploy by ISIS!
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    Re: Abandoned SV650? Alpinestar Logo on Swingarm

    Quote Originally Posted by espro View Post
    Are you kidding? Maybe he cares because it's someone's stolen bike. Why the ****ing hostility with all the people here?
    Its the GTAM thing.
    -blah blah blah

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    Re: Abandoned SV650? Alpinestar Logo on Swingarm

    Decoded VIN:
    Make: SUZUKI
    Manufacturer Name: SUZUKI MOTOR OF AMERICA, INC
    Model: SV650/SV650S
    Model Year: 2005
    Plant City: Toyokawa
    Vehicle Type: MOTORCYCLE
    Plant Country: Japan
    Plant State: Aichi
    Body Class: Motorcycle - Sport
    Displacement (CC): 645
    Displacement (CI): 39.360314941
    Displacement (L): 0.645000
    Engine Model: P507

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    Re: Abandoned SV650? Alpinestar Logo on Swingarm

    If you've been the victim of a stolen bike, you can't help but wonder what ever happened to it. If the SV is removed, the riders who normally park there will all have to find other places to park (because car drivers can't read Motorcycle Parking Only signs). It's actually doing a few of us a favour by staying put. However, if that is someone's stolen ride, then it deserves to be reunited with the rider no matter the condition. And if that person is hoping to get insurance money for it being "missing" then that's a disgrace to the riding community and the least he/she could do is sell it someone who will care for it proper. In any case, the SV does not belong there and because it's in a suspicious state, I will contact the authorities. And to the people who have had their bike stolen, don't mind the haters. There will always be people who actually care and will try to help by keeping an eye out.

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    Last edited by UncleBC; 06-14-2018 at 01:09 AM. Reason: missing word

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    What's the date on the license plate sticker?
    Owner probably can't afford to insure it in this provence. Have it towed for illegal parking and then he won't be able to afford that either. Thieves don't steal a motorcycle and leave it parked nicely somewhere, they dump it in the Don river or strip it of parts and sell it one unidentifiable piece at a time.

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    Over the years I have seen many motorcycles parked on the street for long periods (abandoned).
    I recognised one of them and approached the owner. He informed me the engine was shot and it would cost more than the bike was worth to repair it.
    He removed the plate as he didn't want parking tags to pay and had finally decided to sell it to a wrecker for parts.
    The wrecker came by the next day with a motorcycle trailer.

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    Re: Abandoned SV650? Alpinestar Logo on Swingarm

    Quote Originally Posted by Trials View Post
    What's the date on the license plate sticker?
    Quote Originally Posted by UncleBC View Post
    The cobwebs were a sign it hadn't been ridden and I checked for plates. None.
    no plates=no sticker

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    There was a rat Gixxer parked on the north side of Eastern Avenue near Carlaw for a couple of years.
    It finally disappeared this spring.
    I can only think it was a case of 'too expensive' to repair, licence or insure and finally got dragged away.

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